This year the #BloggersDoTravel gang was hoping to make a trip to Kentucky for the big Derby. It’s on my bucket list to visit for many reasons. One, I’ve never been to Kentucky. Two, a few of my favorite people (and dogs) live in Kentucky. Like Shelby of Glitter and Gingham, Danielle of Lou What Wear, Josh of The Kentucky Gent and Grace of A Southern Drawl. Basically all my favorite southern bitches. So I was hoping that a trip to the Derby would mean getting to see all of these folks faces, but this year it’s just not going to work out. I’m hoping we all make it next year instead and do a little bit of a better job planning. I’ve heard it’s such a fun weekend and full of Mint Juleps and fun hats. Who wouldn’t like that?
So in honor of the big Kentucky Derby coming up this weekend, I’m sharing the classic Mint Julep recipe. There’s nothing fancy here, it’s just the basics. Bourbon, mint, sugar and water. All in a julep cup of course with shaved ice and garnish with a sprig of mint. Sometimes you just don’t need to mess with a good thing.
PS although if you want to mess with a good thing, you can try my apple cider juleps…they’re kind of amazing.
Photos by Lady Flashback
- 2 ounces of Bourbon
- Mint sprigs torn
- 1-2 cubes of sugar (or powdered sugar so it dissolves faster)
- 2-3 ounces of water
- Shaved ice
- Add all ingredients to a julep cup and stir. Garnish with a sprig of mint.